November brings forth thankfulness to all our military service personal that protect our four freedoms. Two of those freedoms ”“ worship and want ”“ we see on Thanksgiving when families gather together.

Our clients give thanks the entire year to those who render support to the pantry. People like: Ira Rosenberg, the employees of Prime Motor Group, Hyundai Motors, Leeward Landing, Bayley’s Camping Resort, The Rotary at Saco Bay, Saco Valley Auto Care, Sure Winner Foods, Shaw’s Saco, Saco Hannaford, Hair Works, Jayme Jones, The People of Saco, Our Anonymous Donators, Casa, Developmental Training Coordinator ”“ ICF & Sherry Chenard, La Page Bakery and Fernleaf Bakery, Little Wonders Day Care, Bineau Builders, Our houses of Worship Trinity Episcopal, First Parish and North Saco Congregational, Cornerstone Methodist Church, Bible and United Baptist Church, Most Holy Trinity, St. Demetrious and St. Augustine Churches, Mike Paul Construction and his Saco Middle School Challenge, Marian Orr, Ann Marie Kenney, Grace Lashua, Evelyn Tarantino, Milton and Joan Victor, Mike and Virginia Garrity, Barbara Turgeon, William Soucy Sr., Mary Antonowicz, Mary Rachel Bernier, Joseph and Doris Buonomo, Ron and Rachel Bolduc, Mousam Lodge #26, Deanna Kaplan, Germaine Dumas, Jim and Sandy Katz, Marc and Annette Cardullo, TOPS #223, Saco Book Discussion Group, Cub Scout Pack #311, Kenneth and Heidi Byrd, Camille and Sandra Guay, Ramona Harmon, Margaret Grant, Chris and Bonnie Hadiaris, Roger and Mary Ann Martin, George Mendros, David and Teri-Ann Arenstam, James and Christy Lajoie, Krystin True, Stephan and Grete Palermo, Candice Fritzek and Michelle Roule, Joseph Graves, Rita Shaw, Richard and Cornella Sawyer, DSRTS,INC., Priscilla and Rachel Lamb, William Murielle, Wayne and Nancy Sherman, Margaret Mills, Saco Bay Rotary Foundation, Maurice and Toni Maloney, john and Jacqueline Simard, Dorothy Jarry, Servants of the IHM, Annette Chapter No. 184, Altrusa Club of Biddeford-Saco, Wardwell Home for the Aging, Saco Veterinary Clinic, Alere, Mike and Patty Benamati, Elizabeth O’Brien, Rae Clark, Donald and Pat Sandos, Thomas and Joanne Wells, Judith Richardson , Bradley Goulet, Saco Volunteer Fire Dept., Scott and Patricia Evens, Paul Burgos, Robert and Shirley Stairs, Thornton Academy Students and Faculty, Joan Folker, Susan Tarver, Cynthia Ouellette, Main Medical Partners-Cardiology, General Dynamics ECAC, AMS, and the newspaper you are reading.

We also pause to remember Carolyn Anten and Michael Goulet. To all here mentioned and all who stand in the shadows know that your extended hands of support have reached and touched many lives. It is on their behalf, as well as the volunteers who work in your stead, the food pantry board and I that we say to you and yours, thank you and God bless.

Bob Nichols, Saco Food Pantry